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Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body's Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a new and more expanded approach to identifying drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources [...]

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Mapping Genes: Mayo Clinic Finds New Risk Factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — June 6, 2012.  Using a new and powerful approach to understand the origins of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida are building the case that these diseases are primarily caused by genes that are too active or not active enough, rather [...]

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